Bringing a Vision to Life- Custom Wrought Iron Door with Hand Crafted Bronze Medallion

A door doesn’t have to be just a door.  Your entryway is the eye to your home, and it can be used to express your own unique personal style and can also be utilized as a functional work of art.  We take pride in our ability to hear a customer’s vision for their entryway and utilize our resources and talents to bring that vision to reality.   Recently, a customer came to us with a specific idea for her front door.  She was inspired by a bronze compass rose that she saw at the Sea Pines Resort, and had the idea to incorporate that compass into her front door design.

Of course, we were thrilled with the opportunity to not only help her bring her vision to life, but also to work hand in hand with a talented artist.  Even though our customer lives in Florida we knew our DP70, Florida rated, 48″ by 120″ wrought iron doors would withstand Florida’s intense and unpredictable weather.  We adjusted the wrought iron scrolling design to compliment the compass and fleur de lis medallion, and our customer hired sculptor David Ponsler to recreate the compass rose out of bronze metal.  David is an incredible artist, and you can click here to see a YouTube video of him at work.  He handcrafted the medallion out of hammered bronze, and it came out perfect!

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 We hand forged the compass in place within the wrought iron scrolling on the door.

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 Once the compass was secure, it was time for the door to be painted and sealed.

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This is what the door looked like right before it was packaged up and shipped to the customer.  The glass will be shipped separately and will be installed when the door is installed on the home.  Watch our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ feeds for a completed picture of this door installed on our customer’s custom home.  We think the door came out fantastic!  What do you think?  Leave us a comment below and tell us what you would you incorporate into your design if you could create your own custom dream door!

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Home is where the Heart is

Valentine’s Day is swiftly sneaking up on the calendar which means it’s time to start thinking about creative ways to show your love to that special someone.  Why not use your front door as a palate to declare your love to the world?  We scoured the Internet and created this “love”ly collage of front door “love notes.”  No doubt that passers by these homes can feel the love spilling from inside.

Heart Entryway Red Heart Door Knocker Heart Painting on Door Wrought Iron Heart Door Hearts in the Walkway Alright, so maybe you can’t custom design a wrought iron door for your sweetie this Valentines day, but this super sweet bow and arrow wreath is not only adorable, but also incredibly easy to make!  Not a crafting guru?  Have no fear!  The bloggers at Tatertots and Jello spell it out simply with a step by step photo tutorial.

Bow and Arrow Wreath

“A house is made of wood and stone, but only love can make a home.”

Decorate Your Front Door for Thanksgiving

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to recycle your pumpkins into Thanksgiving seasonal decor.  We did some research and gathered together these photos to give you some inspiration for your own front door autumn decor. 

Decor Chick posted this cozy front door set up.  The colors really pop against the black and white, 6-panel entryway and the colorful doormat is almost too pretty to step on! 

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Wagons are a great way to display your fall pumpkins and other fall decor.  Check yard sales, antique stores and websites like Craigslist throughout the year to find a used one at a great price.  Stencil a message on your pumpkins for the added cute factor.

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This orange, red, and brown autumn decor color scheme is the perfect compliment for this beautiful craftsman style door.  Check out the fun fall toppers on the porch lights, and all the little details in the handmade topiaries.

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This front door is our favorite, not only because we love the way the colors pop off of the contemporary style blue and creme entryway, but also because in this blog article, the designer explains how she put together this entryway in less than 30 minutes!  

 

 

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Decorate with rich, warm tones to warm up the crisp cool days of fall.  It’s like drinking a pumpkin spice latte on a chilly winter day.  We love the way these golden chrysanthemums, and white pumpkins compliment this old world style door.  The swatch of fabric above the door puts the charm factor of this entryway “through the roof.”  (no pun intended..)

 

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Let us know how you decorated your front door. Post your front door pictures to our Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ pages and show off your creativity to fellow door decor fans!